Ripponlea VIllage Book Cver

A well illustrated community history of  the small Melbourne suburb of Ripponlea, tracing the major features of its physical presence from Boon Wurrung lands and early European occupation to the development of its shopping strip after the opening of Ripponlea station in 1915, the significance of ‘Ripponlea’ and other mansions, Brunnings Nursery, sundry schools and the mix of art deco houses and flats.  The Village of Ripponlea also discusses its distinct demography, including Jewish and other immigrant families.

This book won the Victorian Community History Awards 2016 Small Publication Award for a limited-run publication which features Victorian local, cultural or social history – ‘a short, interesting community history set within the contexts of change in Melbourne and the impact of international events.’

Available at at Readings bookshops and at the Victoria Fruit Palace 53 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea.

Publisher: Lauranton Books